HC Deb 04 August 1942 vol 382 c865W
Mr. Grenfell

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that horses at some Army remount depots turned out to grass are also being fed with a daily ration of corn and bran; and whether, in view of the need for conserving animal feeding-stuffs, the issue of corn and bran in all such cases will be stopped?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. To keep horses in a state of fitness for work at short notice and to restore as quickly as possible horses which have lost condition through hard work, a small ration of oats or bran is necessary. In such cases the feeding value of the grass is deducted from the grain ration.